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Talks & Lectures

Dr. Slay is always happy to speak to various groups and organizations. If you would like to book Dr. Slay as a speaker, please contact him here for more information.

Professional Conferences and Presentations:

Mississippi Historical Society, Annual Conference

"United States Colored Troops as Occupation Troops in Mississippi"
March 6-8, 2008

Vicksburg 2007 Civil War Conference

Introduction of speakers
Vicksburg, Mississippi, October 5-6, 2007

Vicksburg National Military Park

Long Range Interpretative Planning Workshop
Vicksburg, Mississippi, September 11-12, 2007

University of Mississippi Conference on the Civil War: "The Experience of Combat"

Paper presented: "After Vicksburg: The Changing Face of Combat in the Middle Mississippi Valley"
University of Mississippi, May 18-19, 2007

Mississippi Department of Archives and History Symposium on the Black Experience in the Civil War

Speech on the rise of the USCT as masters of the Middle Mississippi Valley
Jackson, Mississippi, February 17, 2007

University of Mississippi Conference on the Civil War

Paper presented: "Slavery's Long Grasp: The Problem of Pensions for Dependents of USCT Veterans"
University of Mississippi, May 19-21, 2006.

Vicksburg 2005 Civil War Conference

Introduction of speakers
Vicksburg, Mississippi, November 11-12, 2005

Pi Gamma Mu, 1999 Annual Conference

Paper presented: "The Rome Races and the Internet"
Emory and Henry College, April 1999

Georgia Association of Historians, 1998 Annual Conference

Paper presented: "Internet Research Methods"
Hiawassee, Georgia, April 3-4, 1998

Groups I Have Spoken To:

Black and Blue: The Black Civil War Experience in Natchez
Admiral Farragut
Natchez, Mississippi, October 10, 2009

United States Colored Troops and Vicksburg
Vicksburg Lion’s Club,
May, 2009

Port Gibson Historical Society
The Career of Benjamin Grubb Humphreys
Port Gibson, Mississippi, November 2004

Northwest Georgia Genealogical Society
Internet Research Methods
Rome, Georgia; May 2000

7th Pennsylvania Cavalry Descendants Association
The Rome Races: A Civil War Battle
Chickamauga, Georgia; October 1999

Polk County Historical Society
Civil War Research Methods
May 1998, Cedartown, Georgia

Georgia Historical Society
Tour guide at quarterly meeting
Mt. Berry, Georgia 1998